Mark Fathi Massoud

November 18, 2016

Professor Massoud teaches courses and advises students in the Politics Department and Legal Studies Program. He works in the areas of international law, human rights, comparative law, and the politics of law and religion.

Massoud's research exposes how law matters to state authorities and, separately, how people experience and shape Islamic law and human rights in different parts of the world. His book, Law's Fragile State: Colonial, Authoritarian, and Humanitarian Legacies in Sudan (Cambridge University Press), traces how colonial administrators, post-colonial governments, and the international aid community each used law to build stability amid political violence and civil war in Sudan. The book received awards from the Law and Society Association and the American Political Science Association. Massoud is also principal investigator (with Kathleen M. Moore) of Shari'a Revoiced: Documenting American Muslims' Experiences of Islamic Law.

Professor Massoud is a former fellow of Princeton University's Program in Law and Public Affairs and Stanford University's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. Among his other honors and awards are a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Carnegie Fellowship.

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